Business and civil society leaders from Africa and across the world will gather in Brussels November 17 and 18 for the Africa Conference on Responsible Business and Governance, which is designed to discuss ways for the private sector to work collectively to improve the business environment, prevent corruption and strengthen governance in Africa.
London, 18 November 2010 — Nearly 60 percent of the world’s economies have made significant business regulatory changes to ease paying taxes, despite the impact of the downturn and the sluggish global recovery, according to Paying Taxes 2011, a new report launched today by PwC, the World Bank, and IFC.
after contracting for ten consecutive months, spending across Australia remained slow in October, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI) released today.
The BSI, which tracks the value of credit and debit card transactions processed through Commonwealth Bank point-of-sale terminals,
The World Bank (WB) Board of Directors approved today a package of three initiatives totaling US$713.24 million meant to bolster Mexico’s “green” efforts in energy, transportation and the environment –all of them areas seen as strategic because of their close association with the effects of climate change.
Australianimporters and exporters remain optimistic the Australian Dollar (AUD) will continue its upward trend, according to Commonwealth Bank’s Aussie Dollar Barometer report released today.
The Barometer tracks medium-sized importers and exporters’ exposure to the Australian dollar, their expectations for the currency and hedging plans for managing foreign exchange risk.
Today the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) released “The World Bank Group’s Response to the Global Economic Crisis”—an appraisal of the significant role the World Bank Group (WBG) has played in addressing the global economic downturn. IEG’s evaluation shows that the organization has sought to achieve three objectives: